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College of the Mainland Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on College of the Mainland? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors COM offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is College of the Mainland Ranked?

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of the Mainland was awarded 153 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is fire protection.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked COM as #1,934 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

COM is also ranked #97 out of 116 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into COM?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that College of the Mainland has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

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College of the Mainland Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, College of the Mainland is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Mainland is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Mainland

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of the Mainland is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

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College of the Mainland Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,335 undergraduates at COM with 1,184 being full-time and 3,151 being part-time.

How Much Does College of the Mainland Cost?

The overall average net price of COM is $2,032. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of COM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At COM, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,123 a year. That adds up to $16,492 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COM is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do COM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from COM make about $38,311 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at College of the Mainland make the most money.

Location of College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland is a public institution situated in Texas City, Texas. Texas City is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for COM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX 77591-2499
Phone: 409-938-1211

College of the Mainland Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at College of the Mainland along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at COM

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 3,357 students took at least one online class at College of the Mainland. This is an increase from the 1,541 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 3,357 2,485
2018-2019 1,541 424
2017-2018 1,539 458
2016-2017 1,346 346
2015-2016 1,368 282

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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